|Big Bash League Knockout, Manuka Oval, Canberra|
|Sydney Thunder 158-8 (20 overs): Billings 34 (24), Cutting 34* (18); Steketee 2-22|
|Brisbane Heat 162-3 (19.1 overs): Heazlett 74* (49), Peirson 43* (24)|
|Brisbane Heat won by seven wickets|
Brisbane Heat is one win away from the Big Bash final after beating Sydney Thunder by seven wickets within the Knockout.
The Heat recovered from 14-2 to chase 159 with 5 balls to spare because of Sam Heazlett’s unbeaten 74 off 49 balls on the Manuka Oval in Canberra. He added 92 with Jimmy Peirson, who made 43 not out off 24 deliveries.
The Heat face Perth Scorchers within the Challenger on Thursday for a place in Saturday’s final towards Sydney Sixers.
The Challenger will probably be performed in Canberra, having been moved from Perth due to a five-day lockdown carried out by the Western Australian authorities.
Participant of the match Heazlett overcame a sluggish beginning to orchestrate a finally comfortable pursuit for the Heat after England batsman Joe Denly and captain Chris Lynn fell inside the primary three overs.
Left-hander Heazlett scored only19 off the primary 26 balls he faced and failed to seek out the boundary, earlier than hitting 55 off the following 23. He was dropped on 69 by a diving Tanveer Sangha at the lengthy leg with only eight runs wanted.
Peirson, who made 47 not out within the victory over Adelaide Strikers within the Eliminator on Friday, helped see the Heat house once more with one other high-quality innings containing two fours and three sixes.
The Thunder have been grateful for Ben Cutting‘s unbeaten 34 off 18 deliveries from quantity seven in a complete of 158-8, Sam Billings having contributed 34 after fellow England batsman Alex Hales fell for eight.
Meanwhile, Scorchers all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was fined A$5,000 (£2,788) after showing dissent when given out caught behind in Saturday’s defeat by Sydney Sixers